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A.W. Beattie team one of the best in statewide competition
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March 9, 2020
Avonworth senior Chris Keast and Pine-Richland senior Jimmy Yockel didn’t know each other before they teamed up for the Pennsylvania Automotive Association competition, but that didn’t stop them from outperforming some of the top Auto Tech students in the state. The pair placed fourth in the competition, which was based on their pre-delivery inspection of […]

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Pine-Richland’s Katelyn Terchick receives Girl Scout Gold Award
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March 7, 2020
Girl Scouting’s highest awards—the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards—are a girl’s chance to make a lasting difference in the world. For Katelyn Terchick, a junior at Pine-Richland High School in Gibsonia, going gold means earning the highest achievement in Girl Scouting, the Gold Award. This award, presented to Terchick by Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania, recognizes […]

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Pine-Richland students participate in regional leadership conference
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March 6, 2020
On Feb. 14, student leaders from the Pine-Richland High School Student Government organization attended the Pennsylvania Association of Student Council’s Region B Conference held at Montour High School. Brittany Adams and Jean Whalen, student government sponsors, accompanied the students. Students were able to choose from a variety of student-run workshops.  Sessions at the workshop focused […]

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Pine-Richland Child Development Class hosts sessions on community helpers for preschoolers
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March 6, 2020
The Pine-Richland High School Child Development Class hosted a Helpers in the Community session on Feb. 27, for the preschoolers. Richland Township Volunteer Fire Department stopped by the high school. Assistant Fire Department Chief David McWilliams and sophomore Taylor McWilliams, who is a volunteer firefighter talked to the children. He taught them how to stop, drop, […]

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Pine-Richland cheerleaders bring cheer to community
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March 6, 2020
With their season winding down, the Pine-Richland High School Cheerleaders used their enthusiasm to bring cheer to people in the larger community. In February, the middle school cheerleaders shared ice cream, conversation and smiles with the residents of St. Barnabus at The Arbors during an ice cream social after showcasing their cheerleading skills. Looking to […]

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Pine-Richland 8th-grader to compete in Pa. GeoBee
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March 6, 2020
Pine-Richland Middle School eighth-grader Andrew Thomas will compete in the National Geographic Pennsylvania GeoBee on March 27.  Andrew took an online qualifying exam to get to the state level. Prior, he competed at the middle school level on Dec. 11. He placed first. Seventh-grader Grant Brauer placed second and eighth-grader Rocco Jarvis placed third. The […]

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Dyngus Day Pierogi Dash set in April at North Park
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March 5, 2020
Join us on April 25 at the Boat House Course at North Park for a 5K fun run/walk. Strollers and friendly pets are welcome. The event is set for a 9 a.m. start. Run with Pierogi Pete, and sample delicious pierogies at the finish! Proceeds will support programs and scholarship funds for The Kosciuszko Foundation […]

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Pine-Richland wrestlers qualify for WPIALs
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February 28, 2020
The Pine-Richland High School Wrestling Team qualified seven wrestlers to compete in the WPIAL Championships on Feb. 28 and 29 at Canon-McMillan High School. Junior Cole Spencer and senior Nate Lukez both won their second section championship.  Senior Rob Palmieri, sophomore Kelin Laffey,  and freshman Anthony Ferraro finished as section runner-ups.  Senior Zach Shaver finished third […]

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Turzai teaches government lesson to 4th grade
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February 20, 2020
On February 20, State Representative and Speaker of the Pennsylvania House Mike Turzai visited Blessed Francis Seelos Academy in Wexford to present “How a Bill Becomes a Law” to social studies classes.  He explained the different chambers of the state legislature and how a bill passes through each legislative branch to the fourth-grade. He guided […]

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Students Encourage Random Acts of Kindness
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February 14, 2020
Students at Hance Elementary students are hoping to highlight Kindness Week through random acts of kindness starting on February 17, 2020.  Third-graders Logan Brunecz, Lindsay Eckman, Addison Kalpakis, Lily Kirkbride,  worked with GATE Teacher Danielle Czegan on the project. The students are encouraging teachers and students to participate. Teachers will explain to students the purpose […]

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Students plus math equal success Richland Elementary
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February 11, 2020
Richland Elementary School second-grader Kiran Karthikeyan is ranked number 12 in the state in the “First In Math” Online Program. He ranked first in Pennsylvania and among the top 50 players in 2019 as a first-grader. So far this year, Kiran has over 16,500 stickers. First In Math is an online math program that is used […]

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Blessed Trinity Academy Celebrates Catholic Schools Week
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February 10, 2020
The students, faculty and staff of Blessed Trinity Academy spent the week of January 26 through February 2nd celebrating all of the things that make their school special.  The theme of this year’s Catholic Schools Week centered around the ideas of leadership, service, success, and learning and all of the activities that took place during […]

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Blessed Trinity Academy Hosts Annual Fundraiser
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February 5, 2020
Blessed Trinity Academy is hosting their 3rd annual Pot O’Gold Bash on Saturday, March 7 in Newmeyer Hall (St. Bonaventure Parish).  Doors open at 5:30 pm with the event kicking off at 6 pm.  Tickets are $35 and include dinner beer/wine, mixers and a lot of fun!  We will be giving away $3500 in cash […]

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Blessed Francis Seelos Academy science students win at regional competition
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February 4, 2020
Twenty-four seventh and eighth grade Blessed Francis Seelos Academy Students participated in the regional competition of Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) Competition at Duquesne University on Feb. 1.  PJAS is and Affiliate of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  Promoting greater participation in science and mathematics activities among the youth of Pennsylvania […]

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Pine-Richland students earn Scholastic Art Awards
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February 3, 2020
Several Pine-Richland High Schools students earned Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Of the 27 awards earned by 17 PRHS students, six were “Gold Key” Awards. Junior Cynthia Chen earned two “Gold Key” Awards, senior Bayli Clack earned a Gold Key Award, along with sophomores Bess Jarosz, and juniors Kate Lindrose and Hailey Rihn.  Cynthia also earned […]

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Children’s author visits Blessed Francis Seelos Academy
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January 31, 2020
On Friday, Blessed Francis Seelos Academy students in Susan Gazzo and Kim Van Kooten’s first grade classes were visited by a local children’s book author. According to the profile for Philip Damiani on Amazon, Philip is “new to the publishing world having spent the last 40 years practicing professional engineering/management and as the CEO of […]

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Spaghetti dinner fundraiser for North Catholic family
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January 29, 2020
North Catholic Boys’ Soccer is hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Saturday, February 8, in the Saint Kilian Parish Hall from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (7076 Franklin Road, Cranberry Township) to benefit The Ewonce Family, a St. Kilian and North Catholic family. John Ewonce has recently been diagnosed with ALS and the funds raised will […]

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Mizgorski announces funding for 30th District fire, ambulance companies
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January 28, 2020
State Representative Lori Mizgorski (R-Allegheny) announced that 13 volunteer fire and ambulance companies throughout the 30th District have qualified to receive $150,889 from a grant program administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of the State Fire Commissioner. “This is wonderful news for our district,” said Mizgorski. “Our communities are blessed with wonderful fire […]

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State Representative Lori Mizgorski to host outreach hours
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January 23, 2020
State Representative Lori Mizgorski will be hosting outreach hours on Monday, January 27 from 4-6 p.m. in her district office at 4284 William Flinn Highway, Suite 105, Allison Park. Representative Mizgorski will be available to meet with constituents, one-on one, to discuss concerns and ideas. Staff will also be available to give assistance on state-related […]

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Pine-Richland students hosting 24-hour invention marathon
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January 22, 2020
Hack the Ram is a 24-hour invention marathon that will take place on Friday, Jan. 31, from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 1, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Pine-Richland High School. Participants with any level of programming or hardware experience are invited to collaborate to create a technology project from scratch. The event is […]

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